Thursday, April 15, 2010

Marc Kelly Exiled from U of O Community

Undergraduate student Marc Kelly was released from jail on Tuesday April 13, 2010. He was charged and released under strict condition not to attend within 250 meters of any University of Ottawa property and to abstain from talking directly or indirectly, via telephone, Internet or any other means with all students and staff of the University.

On April 15, 2010, we dedicated our show to the Marc Kelly story by sharing the history of this unprecedented case in administrative injustice and institutional oppression against a student. Executive malfeasance with a capital "em"...

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Doug Christie on Free Speech and Duff Conacher on Democracy

Part-I: On April 8th 2010 BC-based lawyer Doug Christie who had just given a speech in the University of Ottawa Tabaret Hall Rotunda during the afternoon joined us by phone as he was waiting for his flight back home. Christie, who had been afraid that his freedom of speech would be limited or even blocked by protesters of the University administration in light of Ann Coulter's recently canceled speech at the U of O expressed surprise and gratitude for the fact that he was able to speak on our campus. He also commented on student activist Marc Kelly's case saying that it was clear to him that an in depth inquiry where all sides could be heard was in order.

Part-II: During the second part of our April 8th show Duff Conacher from Democracy Watch joined us by phone speaking, amongst other things, of federal lobbying ethics. Both Mary Dawson (Ethics Commissioner of Canada) and Karen Shepherd (Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada) were heavily criticized for being lap dogs. The Democracy Watch lawsuit against the Canadian government regarding Prime Minister Harper's disregard for Canada's fixed election law was also reviewed: LINK HERE.

The Canadian Red Cross and Human Traficking - Part 2

Following our phone-in interview with Virgil Grandfield on March 25th, 2010, we had the pleasure to welcome him live in studio on April 1, 2010. Virgil is fighting actively for the hundreds of workers who were enslaved by sub-contractors hired by the Canadian Red Cross following the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and requests that they be compensated.

The Facebook group is here:
Trafficking is not Canadian, Red Cross: Pay Tsunami Workers - Facebook group